‘My childhood in the fifties was accompanied by the smells of papers and ink, and the clang and hiss of printing machines.’
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‘A new feeling emerges, a desire to bear witness to the dignity and passion of our human lives. To write with as much simple presence and transparency as possible.’
‘If Dylan Thomas introduces you to intoxication, Emily Dickinson shows you how to distill it.’
Pippa Little speaks with Geoff Hattersley about poetry in her African and Scottish childhood, building a career as an early school leaver and her return to Higher Education, and her approaches to writing.